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The ZD-GARCH model: A new way to study heteroscedasticity

Dong Li, Xingfa Zhang, Ke Zhu () and Shiqing Ling

Journal of Econometrics, 2018, vol. 202, issue 1, 1-17

Abstract: This paper proposes a first-order zero-drift GARCH (ZD-GARCH(1, 1)) model to study conditional heteroscedasticity and heteroscedasticity together. Unlike the classical GARCH model, the ZD-GARCH(1, 1) model is always non-stationary regardless of the sign of the Lyapunov exponent γ0, but interestingly it is stable with its sample path oscillating randomly between zero and infinity over time when γ0=0. Furthermore, this paper studies the generalized quasi-maximum likelihood estimator (GQMLE) of the ZD-GARCH(1, 1) model, and establishes its strong consistency and asymptotic normality. Based on the GQMLE, an estimator for γ0, a t-test for stability, a unit root test for the absence of the drift term, and a portmanteau test for model checking are all constructed. Simulation studies are carried out to assess the finite sample performance of the proposed estimators and tests. Applications demonstrate that a stable ZD-GARCH(1, 1) model is more appropriate than a non-stationary GARCH(1, 1) model in fitting the KV-A stock returns in Francq and Zakoïan (2012).

Keywords: Conditional heteroscedasticity; GARCH model; Generalized quasi-maximum likelihood estimator; Heteroscedasticity; Portmanteau test; Stability test; Top Lyapunov exponent; Zero-drift GARCH model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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